Work programme 2013

Sunday, September 1st, 2013


Arrival of all participants in Tartu, Estonia

Accommodation in the dormitory of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (Kreutzwaldi 52, Tartu)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013


Morning:

  • Programme and organization (v. Wrangell) and
  • Introduction in the topic of the IP “Soil & Water” (Kazda, Reintam) (1 h)
  • Basic Introductions to soil water relations (Kazda) (2 h)

Afternoon:

  • Practical works. Collecting samples for laboratory works outside (Reintam, Kazda, Wrangell, Muhle) (in one group) (2 h)
  • Seminars related to soil water relations (2 h)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013


Morning:

  • Estonian soils and nature (Reintam) (2 h)
  • Protection and sustainable use of soils (Astover) (2 h)

Afternoon: 

  • Soil degradation (Reintam) (1 h)
  • Practical works related to soil degradation and soil water in laboratory (half of group) / soil description and classification (second half of the group) (Reintam, Kazda, Wrangell, Muhle, Picek, Urbanova) (3 h)
  • Preparation: presentation of the results of the practical work (0.5 h)

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


Morning:

  • Practical works related to soil degradation and soil water in laboratory (half of group) / soil description and classification (second half of the group) (Reintam, Kazda, Wrangell, Muhle, Picek, Urbanova) (3 h)
  • Interactions in plant-soil-systems (Astover) (1 h)

Afternoon:

  • Soil compaction (Reintam) (1 h)
  • Plant stress biology (Kazda) (1 h)
  • Seminars related to plant stress and soil degradation/compaction (2 h)
  • Presentation of the results of the practical work (0.5 h)

Thursday, September 5th, 2013


Morning:

  • Half day excursion to Järvselja (related to measurements of greenhouse gases, plant stress) (Niinemets)

Afternoon:

  • Plant growth in wetlands (Kazda) (2 h)
  • Wetlands and carbon cycling (Urbanova) (2 h)

Friday, September 6th, 2013


Full day excursion – different types of wetlands in South Estonia, collecting samples

Saturday, September 7th, 2013


Morning:

  • Experimental climate change (Reiter) (2 h)
  • Soils and ecosystem dynamics I (Picek) (2 h)

Afternoon:

  • Soils and ecosystem dynamics II (Picek) (1 h)
  • Taxonomy and ecology of wetland organisms (Muhle) (2 h)
  • Seminars (1 h)

Sunday, September 8th, 2013


Free day, facultative tour through the historical city center of Tartu

Monday, September 9th, 2013


Morning:

  • Introduction in soil zoology (Wanner) (2 h)
  • Soil degradation, disturbance, and organismic succession (Wanner) (1 h)

Afternoon:

  • Soils under drought (Baldy) (2 h)
  • Secondary metabolism of plants - importance and functions (Fernandez) (1 h)
  • Seminar related to soil zoology (2 h)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


Full day excursions: degradation and protection of soils

First day: oil shale mining area in North-East Estonia, power plant area – degradation and restoration of landscape, forest, agricultural area. Visiting mining museum of Kohtla-Järve (underground)

Staying overnight in Toila camping area

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


Full day excursions: degradation and protection of soils

Second day: North coast of Estonia – limestone cliffs, national park Lahemaa, visiting Palmse manor (cultural activity)

During excursion collecting samples of soil zoology for laboratory examinations

 

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


Morning:

  • Allelopathy (Fernandez) (2 h)
  • Practical work at laboratory: one group soil animals / second group plant physiology (Wanner, Kazda, Reintam, Fernandez, Wrangell, Muhle, Picek, Urbanova) (2 h)

Afternoon:

  • Practical work at laboratory: one group soil animals / second group plant physiology (Wanner, Kazda, Reintam, Fernandez, Wrangell, Muhle, Picek, Urbanova) (2 h)
  • Litter decomposition (Baldy) (2 h)
  • Seminars and presentation of the results of the practical work (1 h)

Friday, September 13th, 2013


Morning:

  • Synthesis from Erasmus IP “Soil & Water” (all teachers and students) (2 h)
  • Outlook for the activities 2014 (v. Wrangell, Reintam, Reiter) (2 h)

Afternoon:

  • Mobility within Erasmus programmes (v. Wrangell) (1 h)
  • “Why should you go to ... as an Erasmus-student?” (students) (2 h)

Evening:

  • Farewell party

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


Departure

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